One year ago today

In Newtown Connecticut, after shooting and killing his mother, Nancy Lanza, in their home, Adam lanza proceeded to drive to Sandy Hook Elementary School and murder twenty children and six adult staff members before taking his own life.

I cannot comprehend the innocence lost.


The following night, Saturday Night Live aired an extremely moving tribute as their opening.

One year later, I cannot think of a better way of honoring everything and everyone that was lost on that horrendous day.

Those who were killed:

Nancy Lanza (shot at home)

School personnel:

  • Rachel D’Avino, teacher’s aide
  • Dawn Hochsprung, principal
  • Anne Marie Murphy, teacher’s aide
  • Lauren Rousseau, teacher
  • Mary Sherlach, school psychologist
  • Victoria Leigh Soto, teacher

First grade students:

  •  Charlotte Bacon
  • Daniel Barden
  • Olivia Engel
  • Josephine Gay
  • Dylan Hockley
  • Madeleine Hsu
  • Catherine Hubbard
  • Chase Kowalski
  • Jesse Lewis
  • Ana Marquez-Greene
  • James Mattioli
  • Grace McDonnell
  • Emilie Parker
  • Jack Pinto
  • Noah Pozner
  • Caroline Previdi
  • Jessica Rekos
  • Avielle Richman
  • Benjamin Wheeler
  • Allison Wyatt


  •  Natalie Hammond, lead teacher
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5 Responses to One year ago today

  1. V.E.G. says:

    Do not forget, another wounded teacher, Deborah Pisani.

  2. V.E.G. says:

    Best of all, Victoria Leigh Soto is the distant cousin of the diplomat, Philip Owen Chalmers.

  3. V.E.G. says:

    Victoria Leigh Soto is a direct descendant of the Mayflower passenger, William Brewster. Remember the date: SIXTEEN TWENTY.

  4. V.E.G. says:

    Victoria Leigh Soto and Jesse McCord Lewis are the cousins of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, and William Temple Franklin. A person who forgave the gunman was the mother of the natural child and her name (mother) was Scarlett Maureen Lewis.

  5. V.E.G. says:

    Best of all, Dawn Hochsprung in heaven would have said, “Come on, ladies! Come on girls and boys! There is a greater adventure beyond!” Instead of “The End,” rather, “The Beginning.”

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